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Re: experimental release of linuxdoc-tools (based on sgml-tools 1.0.9)

Taketoshi Sano <sano@debian.org> writes:

> I have put a source archive of modified sgml-tools 1.0.9
> with the name of linuxdoc-tools.

Why?  Seems like this would cause confusion at this point..

> I have changed the command name of sgml-tools (main binary)
> to "linuxdoc", and added new option "--backend / -b", following
> the way of SGML-Tools v2 and SGMLTools-Lite.
> I have tried to change the name of other commands (sgmlcheck and
> sgml2xxxx), because "sgml" does not mean "linuxdoc" only.
> But I found that it does not keep backward-compatibility (this
> is the main reason to maintain the tool for Linuxdoc DTD), and
> it may break the user's scripts, so I revered their name to
> original sgmlcheck and sgml2xxxx.

Better to retain backwards compat., yes.

> When users will be familiar with the option "--backend / -b" and
> will not rely on old "sgml2xxx" commands, then these commands
> can be dropped, I hope.

I dunno -- retaining backwards compatability should be something we
do...  I don't see the need to change it.

> Source archive and unofficial experimental Debian package for
> linuxdoc-tools can be downloaded from:
>   http://www.debian.org/~sano/linuxdoc-tools/
> as
> Source Archive:  629272  linuxdoc-tools_0.3.5.orig.tar.gz
> Debian releated files:
>     8986  linuxdoc-tools_0.3.5-1.diff.gz
>      648  linuxdoc-tools_0.3.5-1.dsc
>     1016  linuxdoc-tools_0.3.5-1_i386.changes
>   217826  linuxdoc-tools_0.3.5-1_i386.deb
> I also put the source achive into
>   http://www.linux.or.jp/JF/workshop/archives/
> but it may take a few days before it comes up there.
> Please check it and report the bugs in it to me. Thanks.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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